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Long Lost Fortress of Solitude Mix CDs Found, Replicated

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The Millions posts listenable soundtracks (via Pandora radio) to three books: Legs McNeil’s Please Kill Me (MC5, Stooges, Velvet Underground, Ramones, Sex Pistols), Michael Azerrad’s Our Band Could Be Your Life (Mission of Burma, Minor Threat, Husker Du, The Replacements, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Big Black, Fugazi), and most exciting of all, Jonathan Lethem’s Fortress of Solitude, based on two long lost mix CDs Lethem handed out to friends at readings. They also dug up the full tracklists for Lethem’s Fortress mixes, which are replicated after the jump.

    cd one

1. David Ruffin — No Matter Where
2. Four Tops — Ain’t No Woman
3. Bill Withers — World Keeps Goin Round (live)
4. Randy Newman — Short People
5. Syl Johnson — Anyone But You
6. The Spinners — One of a Kind Love Affair
7. Marvin Gaye — I’m Goin’ Home
8. The Prisonaires — Just Walkin’ in the Rain
9. Hot Chocolate — Brother Louie
10. Manhattans — Shining Star
11. Gillian Welch — My First Lover
12. Marvin Gaye — Time to Get it Together
13. Phil Ochs — City Boy
14. Billy Paul — Let Em In
15. Howard Tate — Get it While You Can
16. The Spinners — Sadie
17. Pete Wingfield — 18 With A Bullet
18. Marvin Gaye — You The Man
19. The Last Poets — Two Little Boys
20. Maxine Nightingale — Right Back Where We Started From

cd two

1. The Spinners — Games People Play
2. Syl Johnson — The Love Chimes
3. Marvin Gaye — Anger
4. Slick Rick — Children’s Story
5. Langley School Music Project — Desperado
6. The Main Ingredient — Work to Do
7. David Ruffin — Walk Away
8. Timmy Thomas — Why Can’t We Live Together?
9. The O’Jays — Use Ta Be My Girl
10. Syl Johnson — Is It Because I’m Black?
11. The Marigolds — Rolling Stone
12. The Originals — Baby, I’m For Real
13. War — Why Can’t We Be Friends?
14. Bill Withers — Better Off Dead (live)
15. The Manhattans — Kiss and Say Goodbye
16. Sly Stone — Remember Who You Are
17. Arthur Alexander — Anna (live)
18. Brian Eno — Golden Hours
19. Marvin Gaye — Got to Give it Up

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